I finally have some time to open up the butternut logs that I bought. It is getting very hard to find butternut logs as the are all dying from the butternut canker. The logs look really bad on the outside as the bark and sapwood layer is gone. When I opened them up the wood was beautiful and solid and wormhole free. The ends of course are checked but that occurs on all logs and only goes in a few inched from both ends. I really love cutting butternut and it cuts like butter and smells so good it is a shame that eventually they will all be gone. They are doing research and trying to find why a few are resistant to the canker. Perhaps they will eventually be able to use that to bring the tree back. It is just really a great carving wood and looks so good with just an oil finish.